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English adjective: pokey

1. pokey wasting time

Synonymsdilatory, laggard, poky



2. pokey small and remote and insignificant

SamplesA jerkwater college.
Passed a series of poky little one-horse towns.

Synonymsjerkwater, one-horse, poky



English noun: pokey

1. pokey (artifact) a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Synonymsclink, gaol, jail, jailhouse, poky, slammer

Broader (hypernym)correctional institution

Narrower (hyponym)bastille, holding cell, hoosegow, hoosgow, house of correction, lockup, workhouse

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